There's more distinction here than simply between youthful angst and the wisdom of years, and between big and small money. I may be old-fashioned about this, but for me there's a spiritual difference. The Nelligan drawings are deeper, and better.

"Emily Nelligan & Marvin Bileck: On Great Cranberry Island" | through July 1 | "Motion & Emotion: Contemporary Art from Gerhard Richter to Chakaia Booker" | through June 3 | "Building a College Collection: Select Recent Acquisitions" | through June 24 | at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick | 207.725.3275 | Bowdoin.edu/art-museum

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